Presented within the framework of the Yango Biennale in Kinshasa. Mukenge/Schellhammer feat. the performers Pigeon de la Terre and Beauté Sauvage, Kinshasa, 2022.13.07. - 14.08.2022
Mukenge/Schellhammer consists of Christ Mukenge (*1988 in Kinshasa, Kongo) and Lydia Schellhammer (*1992 in Konstanz, Germany). Since its formation in 2016, the duo lives and works between Germany and Kinshasa.14 available works
Christ Mukenge and Lydia Schellhammer explore how geography and infrastructures influence formats of production as well as longevity and conservation of art.
Their projects combine these contrasting approaches to challenge universalisms about formats of production of painting.
In Kinshasa, we experience painting as a temporary medium. Materials such as fabric and paint decay after a short time due to the tropical climate and there are not many museums, workshops, or cultural centers that can store artworks.